File:Pacific Garden Mission 1914.JPG|thumb|Pacific Garden Mission, 1914
'''Pacific Garden Mission''' is a homeless shelter
in the Near West Side, Chicago|Near West Side
section of Chicago, Illinois
, founded in 1877,
by Colonel George Clarke and his wife, Sarah. It has been nickname
d, "''The Old Lighthouse''." It is the oldest such shelter in Chicago. According to the PGM website, "Pacific Garden Mission is the oldest, continuously operating rescue mission in the country."
Among the converts to Christ from PGM's efforts are the famous evangelists Billy Sunday
and Mel Trotter
In 1950, the Mission began production of ''Unshackled!
'', a radio drama
tic series showcasing conversions to Evangelicalism|Evangelical Christianity
. The show, recorded live at PGM, remains in production today and is translated into seven languages for international distribution.
[http://www.pgm.org, "Unshackled"... ]